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3 day holiday who is working on there car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carcrazyjohn, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,157


    Took care of most of my checklist on the frame and then dropped it off at the blasters. Picked up some sand while I was there, so tomorrow I'll be cleaning up the body, 21-inch wheels and a bunch of miscellaneous little parts.

    If all goes well tomorrow, Monday the engine will get degreased and a good scrubbing and set-up for paint.
  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,282

    from Michigan

    Hi John. You know what I'm doing. Finally working on my '53 Chevy pickup. Bought a perfect-running 261 for it a couple of days ago. Cleaning that up, gaskets and a paint-job, and installing it in the truck. Doing it in my 91 year old neighbor Lee's pole-barn/shop...or what the farmers around here call a "tool-shed"...a 9000 sq. ft. tool shed...LOL. I cleaned and organized his "shed" this summer, so he's letting me work on my stuff in there. Lots of room, nice cement floor, etc.

    This is the object of my affection and attention right now. Had it for sale for a while, but decided to put it together myself. You can kinda see why I'm doing it at Lee's place, and not at ours, where the picture was taken...kinda "airy". Lee has doors...that actually close.

    Happy Labor Day Weekend everybody!

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  3. bigpappab
    Joined: Sep 9, 2006
    Posts: 31


    Not working on the car but building a 10x10 loft shed so I can clean out the garage so I can one day hopefully work on the car
  4. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    I AINT DOING SHIT!!!!!!!!!

    jk, got a sticky brake on the right rear of the '55. gotta check it out
  5. oldgoaly
    Joined: Oct 22, 2004
    Posts: 561


    regulator blew on the mig/CO2 of course i don't have a spare.....
  6. i'm working on it a's freaking hot and it's in the driveway. doing most of the work at 8 or 9pm to 2am :).
  7. jodell
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 82

    from Irvine, CA

    My cousin and I are spending the long weekend working on the frame for my 1940 Ford truck. Spent the first day and a half sand blasting a frame from a 1/2 ton truck and repairing some cancer only to find that the cab from the 3/4 ton doesn't fit the 1/2 frame.

    Switched gears after dinner to figuring out how to use the 3/4 ton frame and chop it down to size for the 1/2 ton bed and fenders. Gotta figure out where to cut 42 inches from the frame. I knew the 3/4 ton frame looked LOOONG but was amazed when I actually measured the length.

    Tomorrow will be mocking up the cab, bed and front fenders to figure out where to apply the plasma cutter. ;')

  8. added the new rear leaf spring to the 56 now it sits high because of springs not air shocks,Az spring did a great job.Sunday/monday Im pullin the 302/c4 outa the 68 Montego MX ragtop..........might even try to clean the house when it gets to hot to be outside in the shop (104 sunday)

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  9. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,677


    Too bad we're not closer, I got no use for mine this weekend!
  10. Humboldt Cat
    Joined: Feb 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,227

    Humboldt Cat
    from Eureka, CA

    Taking full advantage of it, wether or not others are available for help. Too much to do to get my 57 F100 kustom on the road in time for next weekend's Cruz N Eureka, and then Billetproof after that. In the middle of servicing the trans tonight, gettin some front end help tomorrow before reloading the drivetrain, then fire it up Monday if all goes well.
    The parts store I work out will be closed, Monday, so hopefully I won't end up missing any odds n ends for the fire-up, Monday, but we'll see. About to head back to the shop...
  11. budrow
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 115


    Exoust manafolds on the 47 ratchero and tomarrow bring home a 68 chevy subaran
  12. flat34pu
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 453


    just finished the test drive after putting in the new used front leaf spring, what a bear.
    going to the relieability run starts in Healdburg, so thats about 230 mi round trip and another 150 on the run.
    then back to work with the to be done list.
    im cheating thou, i also have Tue and Wed off as well.
  13. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    Putting a electric fan on the 1937 Ford.........Big Bad John:D
  14. Today I finished rebuilding a Holley 7RT and pulled a front subrail from some extra A parts I had laying around. hope to have my flathead running by Monday.
  15. H3O
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 597


    i drove my car to colorado springs and already worked on it yesterday with choptvan. now i need to do it again later. freakin falcon. just need it working by tuesday so i can go back home to wichita.
  16. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    i am ...doing some carb tuneing ... and suspension work..
  17. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 310

    from sacramento

    Getting ready for Billetproof...Antioch...
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 7


    I spend the morning pulling a c-6 out of the junkyard then cleaned it up getting ready for the install in my Galaxie Wagon tommorrow. Hopefully it's a smooth go and I will have it all up and running around Noon before it gets too damn hot like it was earlier and I don't feel like finishing.
  19. johnybsic
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 612

    from las vegas

    Workin a double sunday, and 12 hours on monday (at double time however!) to pay for parts...did however order my door skin today, I'll call that progress
  20. Just came in from the garage after a day of sanding the pay off was first coat of paint
  21. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

    I'm trying to get my frame boxed in.
  22. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,354


    Spent Friday working on the Falcon. Bought new tires, installed seat belts, worked on the brakes.

    Yesterday I was out at Bristol Dragway all day shooting the MoPar Thunder event.



    Mostly O/T photos here:

    Today we're driving the hot rod to church, then I've got to mow the grass, install new door locks on the Falcon and figure out what brake parts I need.

    Then tomorrow we're going down to Hickory, NC for a late model stock car race.

    I'll rest up when I'm back at work on Tuesday! ;)
  23. Doing more sheetmetal work. Now that the passenger side is done, I hope to get a good chunk of the drivers side floor in, and maybe even started on the rear drivers quarter.


  24. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,700


    Im in Brazil, so you guys gotta post me some pics.
    Got an O/T frame stripped, needs some welding / grinding etc before it can go to blasting and powdercoat, same with suspension pcs.
    Gotta move that stuff out so I can get on 63 Impala fender patches.
  25. I dunno...maybe. There's beer that needs to be consumed. Somebody needs to keep the brewers employed.
  26. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,460


    Realigning the body mounts in the '29 in anticipation of fabricating new floors! Plus with a little 'ADD' problem, anything else on the car I decide to fool with...
  27. I'll be changing the head gasket on my FED and building a 472 Caddy for Bigredtodds F-100 Earl. Good times!:D
  28. I think I'll be helping with that too. ;)
  29. Johnny99
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 746


    Going to spend time doing tin work on the Anglia today. Drilled this 36 axle yesterday, goes into the parts stash for a future build.


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  30. gmartin73
    Joined: Feb 12, 2010
    Posts: 55


    not going to work on it this w/e but just bought another 63 riviera yesterday, rough but complete need motor/tranny for other 63 rivi. got to finish bodywork on o/t truck.

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